When the vet finally made it out to the Valley he diagnosed Unojo with a frozen shoulder and arthritis in the knee. Eegads, I could have guessed that but I thought the least he would have done was give her a cortisone injection. But no such luck, he actually offered to put her to sleep. No way José. We don't how old she is but she was bought to supposedly keep Jacqueline company.
How could anyone in refuse this face?
We had 2 responses by evening. One wanted to know if she was good with 'littles.' Those human kids, I presumed. This family did have 3 kids of the human variety besides a menagerie of chickens, a dog, fish, turtle, etc... I invited them to come out to visit but reminded them to bring appropriate footwear.
After attending church the interested family with 3 cute little munchkins came over to meet Sally. Their Dad changed them into their boots and t-shirts to cover their church clothes. Aren't they the cutest 'littles' even in the rain?
As Natureman pointed out later if a Dad takes care of his kids like this, he'll take good care of his pets too.
Anyhow adding on to that caring feeling, the Dad inquired if Sally would be lonely and we had to be honest that she really shadowed her Mom a lot still and 'might be lonely. We told the story of Unojo and her limited mobility now. Natureman said if he wanted to also take Unojo, he would throw her in with the deal too. Well, guess what this guy does as a living? He is a chiropractor and he immediately started working on Unojo's leg. OMG maybe he could actually ease her joint discomfort. And not only would Mother and child be together, he could offer her flat land, not our hilly terrain.
So Sally and her Mom, Unojo, left End of the Rainbow Valley to go to a new home... better there than into the freezer, don't you agree?